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Merita Della Rose (Price) Blevins

August 15, 1940 ~ November 28, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Merita Blevins Obituary

Merita Della Rose Price Blevins, a beacon of warmth and compassion, entered this world on August 15, 1940, in Ashe County, NC. Born to the late Harvey and Alice Canter Price. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a sister, Ocie Price, brother, Sidney Price, son, James Greer and husband, Minister Leonard J. Blevins.  

Her active involvement with the Ashe County Women's Club and Homemakers Club showcased Merita's commitment to fostering connections and supporting the well-being of her neighbors. An advocate for Celebrate Recovery, she lent her strength to those navigating the challenging path to recovery, providing a source of inspiration and encouragement.

Grounded in her faith, Merita found solace and purpose in singing hymns alongside her late husband and fellow congregants in various churches. As a cherished member of Open Arms Fellowship, she exemplified the values of love, and community.

Merita's defining trait was her selflessness. Always extending a helping hand to those in need, she prioritized the welfare of others above her own. Her caring nature went beyond words, as she consistently devoted herself to the well-being of those around her. A proud mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Merita found her greatest pride in the bonds of family.

Surviving are her daughter, Della Carter (Sonny Eastridge) of Jefferson, sister, Hilbish Jones (Robert) of Crumpler, granddaughter, Ashley Toliver (Jacob) of Todd, great grandchildren, Emily, Caroline and Amelia Toliver of Todd, aunt, Shirley Canter of Todd, special cousin, Barbara Testerman, nephews, Bobby Jones and Jimmy Price and sister-in-law, Betty Price of Wilkesboro. Her legacy lives on in the hearts of those she touched, leaving behind a tapestry of love, kindness, and service.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel by Ministers Michael Carter and Bobby Jones. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00-7:00 pm Friday, December 1, 2023 at Ashelawn Memorial Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to, Medi Home Hospice, PO Box 421, Jefferson, NC 28640, Rash Cemetery Fund, c/o Gene Rash, 1831 Piney Creek Road, Lansing, NC 28643, or Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, c/o David Miller, 380 Whitetail Drive, Fleetwood, NC 28626.

Merita Della Rose Price Blevins departed this earthly realm, but her memory continues to echo through the lives she touched. In her journey, she not only built a strong family foundation but also left an indelible mark on the community, reminding us all of the transformative power of faith, love, and selfless devotion.










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December 1, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens
3470 U.S. Highway 221 North
Crumpler, NC 28617

Funeral Service
December 2, 2023

2:00 PM
Ashelawn Memorial Chapel & Gardens
3470 U.S. Highway 221 North
Crumpler, NC 28617


Oak Hill Baptist Church Cemetery
1200 Deep Ford Rd.
Lansing, NC 28643


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